It wasn't supposed to be like this in Florida or Pennsylvania or Michigan, three presidential battleground states. Republicans romped in all three in 2010, grabbing governorships, seizing majority control of state legislatures, and winning House and Senate seats. The three Democratic senators facing re-election in 2012 _ Nelson, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan _ were certain to face top GOP recruits and strong political headwinds.
Now, roughly five months to Election Day, the three states look like missed opportunities for the GOP. [MORE]
Via Michael Charney